Nail salons should be relaxing, comfortable and great-smelling. Scottsdale’s terés nail bar fits all that criteria, allowing customizable pampering experiences for hands and feet.
Walk into the nail bar, and it sort of looks like an apothecary’s station, with soothing scrubs and potions made with local ingredients neatly organized behind the manicure bar.
A feminine movie will be playing silently on the screen, and the medium lighting instantly relaxes you – unlike bright salons that give off a sterile vibe.
I got a spa pedicure ($28) during my visit, with a sugar scrub added on. My nail technician, the friendly and knowledgeable Allison, trimmed and filed my nails before sloughing off my soles, creating a smooth canvas for the polish. She then added the brown sugar scrub ($6), with natural fatty acids to keep skin smooth.
Each “luxury” you add on to your pedicure, such as paraffin dips and masques, include aromatherapy and are finished with hot towels. I chose the “Stress Relief” therapy, with lavender and chamomile. The scent was potent and definitely ahhhh-inducing.
Be sure to “check in” to the salon on Facebook, Twitter or Yelp while you’re there, since you’ll score a free whipped shea butter finish to your mani or pedi, normally $3.
I like the membership aspect to terés, which is free and simply transfers what you pay in membership to your next service. It’s $25 a month and gives a discount on all services. If you know you’re a once-a-month mani/pedi person, the membership is well worth it because of the discounts.
The nail bar features upgrades such as glitter, gel and hot stone massages. I liked the professionalism and tranquil atmosphere, and my pedicure looks great. For more info on terés, go here.